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The GAZ 31105 is a middle class passenger car in a 4-door sedan, which was first introduced by the Russian car company GAZ (Gorky Automobile Plant) in 2004. The GAZ 31105 is an upgraded version of the GAZ 3110 model, which was produced until 2004. The car received an updated appearance. Changes to the exterior include new round headlights (instead of the former rectangular shape), as well as new front fenders, hood, front bumper and grille.
Initially, for the GAZ model 31105, three engine options were proposed: a petrol carburetor engine ZMZ-4021 with a volume of 2.5 liters; gasoline injection engine ZMZ-4062.10 with a volume of 2.3 liters; and a 2.4-liter turbo diesel power unit GAZ-560. And since 2006, cars began to be equipped with a Chrysler DOHC 2.4-liter engine from the American company Daimler Chrysler. The power of such a power unit is 137 horsepower. As for the transmission, an advanced 5-speed manual gearbox is installed here with a fundamentally new design of a double-cone synchronizer and new rigid forks for gears, ensuring quiet contact with the clutch shift. Due to the use of high-quality ball bearings and tapered roller bearings, the durability and bearing capacity of the gear box have been significantly increased. Such equipment allowed to increase the maximum speed of the sedan to 175 km / h and at the same time acceleration to 100 km / h takes no more than 11 seconds.
The independent front suspension of the GAZ 31105 is now without a pivot (ball bearings, which, unlike the complex pivot design, do not require “sprinkling” of the suspension) on the transverse arms with cylindrical springs, telescopic shock absorbers and an anti-roll bar. The rear, in turn, dependent spring with shock absorbers was also equipped with an anti-roll bar, thanks to which it was possible to reduce body lateral roll when cornering, as well as excessive longitudinal spring flexibility and dynamic longitudinal vibrations of the rear axle during acceleration, braking and crossing the car through road irregularities. The braking system of the car includes ventilated disc front and drum rear brakes.
Salon GAZ 31105 has become even more comfortable than the model GAZ 3110. Due to the new lowered profile of the front seat cushions, the usable space in the openings of the front doors has been increased. The front seats themselves are very comfortable with pronounced lateral support, which does not allow the driver to overstrain the wheel. Since June 2007, GAZ 31105 has been equipped with a new interior, which has been developed with the participation of German design studios. Improvements in the cabin include: an adjustable steering column; New instrument panel with integrated power frame; power window remote control; "joystick" adjustments exterior mirrors.
It is worth noting that since 2006 the VIP version of the GAZ model 31105 has been produced under the label GAZ 311055 with the wheelbase extended by 300 mm and the doors lengthened by 150 mm.
The GAZ 31105 was produced at the Gorky Automobile Plant until 2009.